Contributing sermons since Mar 29, 2001
Contributed on Mar 2, 2010
How to take advantage of the new heart God promised to those who trust Him.
Last week we looked at some attitudes we need to have when we’re facing difficulty. We reconsidered the fact that the problem isn’t always the problem. The problem is our attitude, or our focus, about our problems. We need to focus on our Great High Priest, Jesus, who is able to help ...read more
Contributed on Feb 23, 2010
How to let God care for you.
The problem is not usually the problem. The problem is often our lack of information or our failure to focus on the information. We're in the series, "Does God Care?" and we're considering the letter of Hebrews written to Christ followers of the First Century who were discouraged. They ...read more
Contributed on Feb 22, 2010
How to live in hope rather than despair, depression or discouragement.
We begin a new series today - "Does God Care?" We're going to utilize the New Testament book of Hebrews because it was initially written to a group of people pondering the care of God. Times were hard for the Jewish Christ followers in the First Century of the church. They faced persecution ...read more
Contributed on Jan 18, 2010
What participation in a small group will do for you based on what it did for Matthew.
Randy Frazee wrote a book called “The Connecting Church.” He has a son who was born without a left hand. One day in Sunday School the teacher was talking with the children about the church. To illustrate her point she folded her hands together and said, “Here’s the ...read more
Contributed on Oct 13, 2009
The "P.A.U.S.E. Principle" applied to eradicating the moles that try to undermine spiritual success.
We’re in the series “Something More” based on the story of a man named Nehemiah who lived over 2,000 years ago. The “something more” Nehemiah prayed that God would help him arrive at in his life was the rebuilding of the wall around Jerusalem that had been destroyed a generation earlier and not ...read more
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Contributed on Mar 17, 2009
"Rough Seas Call for Distress Preparations" From Fox News, 3/5/09 "Two days before NFL player Marquis Cooper took a doomed fishing trip with three friends in Florida Gulf Coast waters, a friend urged him to buy a life-saving device used to locate boats in distress. "Cooper hadn’t heard of the ...read more
Contributed on Jul 23, 2008
NOT-SO-BLESSINGS Recently I was taking another turn teaching the children on Wednesday night. After opening with some conversation with the kids about what was going on in their lives I asked for any prayer requests. One girl asked that we pray for her because school would soon start and she ...read more
Contributed on May 5, 2008
"In God's Eyes," by Candace Carteen of Portland, Oregon. By the time I was ten, I was totally ashamed of my father. All my friends called him names: Quasi-Moto, hunchback, monster, little Frankenstein, the crooked little man with the crooked little cane. At first it hurt when they called him ...read more
Contributed on Jan 12, 2008
For almost forty years, Margaret lived with the memory of one soul-scarring day in the one-room schoolhouse she attended. From the first day Margaret came to class, she and Ms. Garner, her bitter and harsh teacher, didn’t get along. Over the years, the animosity between them only worsened until ...read more
Contributed on Jan 7, 2008
Michael Yaconelli, co-founder of the Christian Publishing Company, "Youth Specialties," wrote the following in his book, "Messy Spirituality." For a period of time, we were lucky enough to have a housekeeper. She would come in once a week to dust, vacuum, and clean every little out-of-the-way ...read more